My Mom Loves Me More Than Sushi

  • Illustrated By: Ashley Spires
  • Pages:24
  • Publisher:Second Story Press
  • Themes:global foods, celebrating diversity, children cooking
  • Available:09/30/2006
  • Age Groups:Fiction Picture Book
In this utterly delicious book, a little girl and her mom learn about fabulous foods from around the world. Sushi, houska, canja, couscous, megaderra, smorgastarta, and other dishes all star in the family’s culinary adventure.
Warm, loving and poetic, with a sense of togetherness; you'll almost feel like you can taste the food. Wonderful illustrations.
– Hi-Rise
A delightful book that will both comfort and educate young readers.
– Quill & Quire
The amusing and colorful artwork helps to keep things lively.
– The Globe and Mail
The youngest of readers are in for a delicious treat that will take them around the world without ever leaving the kitchen.
– Canadian Bookseller
The text cleverly describes the food in mouth-watering detail without simply listing the ingredients.
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This book is an ideal way to open for children the doors to varied cultures gastronomic creations.
– CM Magazine
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December 2006

This book is written as a series of vignettes: each double spread follows the pattern of "My mom loves me more than...". Each page offers a traditional food from a different country. the text clevery describes the food in mouth-watering detail without simply listing the ingredients while the illustrations depict mother and daughter either preparing or eating it.

The cartoon drawings are suited to the story set in today's world. The pictures are not cluttered and present a nice background of each frame. This book would lend itself well to use in the classroom as a model for writing, or for the introduction of different cultures or a unit on food. The inside bookcovers have a map of the world showing where each of the foods originated.

The book would be suitable for both school and public libraries. It could be used to support social studies and health curricula.
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